Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: en-us Tue, 31 May 2016 11:48:46 UTC Tue, 31 May 2016 11:48:46 UTC Concerns Persist about the 340B Program Created in 1992 as part of the Veterans Health Care Act, the 340B drug pricing program requires drug companies to provide discounts—sometimes as much as 50%—to covered entities, hospitals, and clinics that treat low-income and uninsured patients. Tue, 31 May 2016 04:26:00 UTC 4 Ways Vitamins Could Help Treat Traumatic Brain Injury Supplementation could play a role in treating traumatic brain injury. Tue, 31 May 2016 03:37:00 UTC 2 Chronic Health Conditions on the Rise Among Children Chronic health conditions are on the rise among children, especially those living in poverty. Tue, 31 May 2016 03:00:00 UTC 6 Questions Pharmacists Can Ask to Prevent Polypharmacy Unnecessary or inappropriate use of medications is a costly and potentially deadly problem. Tue, 31 May 2016 01:39:00 UTC Female ACS Patients Face Greater Risks for Adverse Events After PCI Women with acute coronary syndrome are more likely than men to experience a major adverse cardiac event and bleeding 1 year after undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Fri, 27 May 2016 05:22:00 UTC Parents of Children with Autism Face Challenges with Wandering More than one-quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder and/or a combination of intellectual disabilities and developmental delays will wander. Fri, 27 May 2016 03:45:00 UTC 5 New Findings on Teen Pregnancy Rates Teen pregnancies have decreased 61% since 1991, new CDC data suggest. Fri, 27 May 2016 03:15:00 UTC Almost Half of Antidepressant Prescriptions Aren't Written for Depression A whopping 45% of prescriptions for antidepressants are written for nondepressive reasons, recent research has revealed. Fri, 27 May 2016 01:00:00 UTC Pharmacist Rescues Young Girl Having an Asthma Attack A New Jersey pharmacist recently went above and beyond to care for a young girl having an acute asthma attack. Fri, 27 May 2016 12:36:00 UTC Legislation Puts Pharmacists on Front Line of Opioid Abuse Combat Several pieces of legislation heading to the White House highlight pharmacists as critical players in preventing and identifying opioid misuse and abuse. Thu, 26 May 2016 03:04:00 UTC 10 Best and Worst Cities for Your Skin As temperatures start to rise and patients head outside more frequently, it’s a good time for pharmacists to go over skin health, especially since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Thu, 26 May 2016 01:27:00 UTC Vitamins and Supplements May Reduce Aggression in Children Children who show signs of aggressive behavior may benefit from omega-3, vitamin, and mineral supplementation. Thu, 26 May 2016 12:30:00 UTC Addressing Statin Adherence Concerns Among ACS Patients Clinical trials overwhelmingly support high-intensity statin therapy as secondary prophylaxis in hospitalized acute coronary syndrome patients, as it’s superior to medium- and low-intensity options. Wed, 25 May 2016 05:43:00 UTC High Drug Costs Drove Man to Shoot His Sick Wife Confronted with mounting medication costs, a man allegedly resorted to shooting his ill wife. Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 UTC Why Retail Pharmacies Should Have an Unused Medication Collection Receptacle Do patients ever come into your pharmacy holding a bag of unused and expired medications and asking you to take them? Wed, 25 May 2016 12:31:00 UTC Updated Heart Failure Guidelines Highlight Role of Entresto, Corlanor The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Failure Society of America have updated heart failure guidelines to recommend the use of 2 medications: sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) and ivabradine (Corlanor). Tue, 24 May 2016 05:00:00 UTC Precision Medicine and the 21st Century Cures Act The 21st Century Cures Act will have a huge impact on the pharmaceutical industry both nationally and globally. Tue, 24 May 2016 02:52:00 UTC Flu Shot During Pregnancy Can Help Reduce Infant Illness Risk Women who get a flu shot while they’re pregnant help protect their baby from contracting the flu in the first 6 months of life, according to a new study. Tue, 24 May 2016 02:34:00 UTC 4 Women's Health Trends Pharmacists Should Watch The term “women’s health” shouldn’t be limited to reproductive matters. Tue, 24 May 2016 01:25:00 UTC How Do Comorbidities Affect Older ACS Patients? Acute coronary syndrome is one of the many diseases and disorders that becomes more common with advancing age. Tue, 24 May 2016 12:37:00 UTC